A Primary Care Provider Taking
Great Care of You and Your Family
Call: (802) 866-3000
4628 Main Street S
Newbury, VT 05051-0000

A Family Medicine Primary Care Clinic in Newbury, Vermont

The Newbury Health Clinic is a primary care facility in Newbury, Vermont, founded by Melanie Lawrence, MD. Our office provides family medicine including pediatric, adult and elder care. We offer comprehensive, evidence-based health care for the whole family from infancy to end-of-life. Additionally, we collaborate with in-house therapists offering mental health counseling, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, exercise therapy and reiki. The Newbury Health Clinic is your Patient Centered Medical Home. The American Academy of Family Medicine promotes access to quality Medical Homes for all children, youth and adults. The Newbury Health Clinic will be closing as of November 28, 2018. Please read the letter from Dr. Lawence and please read the instructions on finding a new primary care physician.



  • Finding a NEW PCP: Newbury Health Clnic will be closing 11/28/18. Our last day of seeing patients will be 11/27/18. We would like to make this transition as smooth as possible for you. Here are some suggestions:
  • Get a new PCP/primary care physician as soon as possible. It often takes months to get into a practice even if they are accepting new patients
  • Send transfer forms to us as soon as possible. We will do electronic record transfers and, in some cases, transfer of paper charts stored here at NHC predating 2010.
  • By November 1, 2018, make sure that you have refills for 2 months on all of your medications unless you have already transferred to a new PCP.
  • Here are some local primary care offices that may be accepting new patients:
  • Upper Valley Pediatrics - 802-222-4722
  • Little Rivers Health Care Bradford 802-222-9317
  • Little Rivers Health Care Wells River 802-757-2325
  • Little Rivers Health Care East Corinth 802-439-5321
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 603-653-3211
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lyme 603-650-1070
  • Rowe Health Center, Woodsville, NH 603-747-2900
  • Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Woodsville location 603-747-3740
  • ACHS other locations in Littleton, Franconia, Warren and Whitefield, NH

Dear Patients of Newbury Health Clinic,

I feel incredible gratitude for the privilege of serving patients in the Upper Valley for the past 17 years. I have had the joy of sharing in your health challenges and successes, delivering your babies and working with you through both difficult and wonderful transitions in your life. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your life and to live my passion for practicing medicine in such a personally and professionally rewarding manner.

I am now transitioning to allow for a slower pace of life and more time with my beloved grandchildren. I write this letter to inform you that I will be closing NHC on 11/28/18. Cheryl Thornton has been working with me for 15 years and will continue to do so until the clinic closes. Allison Hirshman (front desk) and Carol Hoag (billing) will also work with us through this transition including the transfer of records and completion of financial work. Change can be difficult and we will work with you to make this transition as smooth as possible.

We will continue to see patients until 11/27/18 so please know any appointments you have scheduled until that date will be honored. 

Thank you for the privilege of being your physician. I treasure our history and work together.

Most Sincerely,

Melanie Lawrence, MD, MS 



Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday 9AM-5PM, Thursday 9 AM to Noon
Tuesday 7:30 AM -5 PM.  Friday 9 AM to 3 PM Saturday 9 AM-11AM

After Hours:

1. Please refer to your care plan developed by Dr. Lawrence. 2. Please call 866-3014 and if any staff member is still present, she will respond. Call Dr. Lawrence on her cell 802-280-5885. 3. In an emergency, go to the nearest Emergency Room or dial 911.